'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

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Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne remembers the circumstances well: Just 18 years old, with $50 to his name and new to New York City, he "lucked into" a job playing for the singer Nico. Suddenly he was an observer to the world of The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and their coterie.

An Interview with Jackson Browne

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The Nation - Written by: Eric Alterman and Katrina vanden Heuvel

The legendary songwriter about his politics, his fourteenth studio album and what it was like the first time he saw Springsteen perform.

MOJO - Stream Jackson Browne’s New Album!

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JACKSON BROWNE releases Standing In The Breach, his 14th studio album, next week. Recorded in Los Angeles, it foregrounds themes of love, hope and defiance. And lucky old MOJO readers – you’re getting to hear the whole thing before anyone else…

MusicRadar Jackson Browne talks guitars, production and new album Standing In The Breach

A sort of jammy, friendly kind of arrangement is at the heart of it.

You notice something very striking about Jackson Browne when listening to his new album, Standing In The Breach. Beyond its myriad, rich and sublime attributes – the dreamy bed of Byrds-like guitars on The Birds Of St. Marks, the spellbinding transposition to song of an unpublished Woody Guthrie letter, along with Browne's engrossing examinations of human bonds and social-political concerns – there's the singer's sweet and soulful voice: It's as pure and present as it's ever been, an instrument that is, it would seem, ageless.

RTVE.es estrena Standing in the breach, el nuevo disco de Jackson Browne

RTVE.es estrena este martes Standing in the breach, el décimo cuarto disco en estudio del cantautor estadounidense Jackson Browne. Standing in the breach, que verá la luz el próximo 7 de octubre, es un trabajo "con rasgos claramente personales y políticos, donde explora en profundidad temas como el amor, la esperanza y desafía de cara algunas de las incertidumbres que acontecen en la vida moderna", según la nota de prensa que acompaña al lanzamiento.

Rolling Stone Germany - Pre-Listening: Jackson Browne - Standing In The Breach

Hören sie bei uns vorab und exklusiv das neue Album von Jackson Browne: "Standing In The Breach".

Am 6. Oktober wird mit "Standing In The Breach " ein neues Album von Jackson Browne erscheinen. Es ist bereits das vierzehnte Studiowerk in der Karriere des in Heidelberg geborenen Musikers. Im Herbst ist Browne zusamen mit seinen langjährigen Bandkollegen Val McCallum, Mauricio Lewak, Jeff Young und Bob Glaub auf Tour. (Termine für Deutschland sind bisher noch nicht angekündigt.)

Esquire Magazine Exclusive: Listen to Jackson Browne's Yeah Yeah

"It's like going to the pound and rescuing a dog," Jackson Browne says of his penchant for picking up cheap, unusual guitars on eBay. "You know, 'Let me make something out of this.'"

Whether it's his undying love for the guitar or his ability to wring a great song out of thin air, Browne seems as inspired as ever on Standing in the Breach, his new album due out October 7 on Inside Recordings, as well as on his current tour.

USAToday - Hear Jackson Browne's Standing in the Breach album

Standing in the Breach, the new Jackson Browne album premiering at USA TODAY (out Oct. 7), finds the singer/songwriter in a distressed but ultimately hopeful frame of mind.

Take the key line in If I Could Be Anywhere: "If I could be anywhere right now, I would want to be here." It's a lyric, and a delivery, worthy of Browne's most sentimental love songs, but it's not used that way. Except that it kind of is.

Tuesday Reviews: Jackson Browne

Shirley Halperin, music editor at 

Review - Jackson Browne – Standing in the Breach

With Standing in the Breach, Jackson Browne makes a stunningly bold statement of purpose in a moment that might have been more reflective. After all, his very best music was the subject of a celebrated recent tribute album, something that might have left a lesser artist more humbled than ambitious. Not Browne. His first album of new songs since 2008, set for release on Browne’s own Inside Recordings in October, finds him working at peak creativity — as a writer, as a performer, as a bandmate.

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